The Localisation of Cerebral Disease. Gulstonian Lectures

The Localisation of Cerebral Disease. Gulstonian Lectures

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...communication on this subject was recently presented to the Societe de Biologie (January 5, 1878), by M. Fere, well known for his valuable researches in cerebral topography. M. Fere argues that neither the method of ascertaining the existence of atrophy, by comparing the relative size of homologous convolutions in each hemisphere, nor that founded on the advance or recession of the fissure of Bolando, round which the motor centres are grouped, is reliable; inasmuch as in the perfectly normal brain there are great variations and asymmetry in the convolutions and fissures in the two hemispheres, and there is no absolutely constant relation between the position of the fissure of Kolando and a given cranial region, or in its position in the one hemisphere as compared with the other. Hence the necessity of receiving all statements with regard to atrophy with extreme caution if not with complete distrust. 1 Recherches Cliniques sur les Centres Moteurs des Membres. Paris, 1877. With these considerations, let us consider the results of M. Bourdon's analysis of cases of amputation. In one of amputation of the thigh, thirty-five years before death, atrophy was said to exist at the upper extremity of the ascending frontal, at its junction with first frontal convolution of the opposite hemisphere. In a second, of amputation of the thigh, fiftytwo years before death, atrophy was said to exist in exactly the same situation. In a third, of amputation of the thigh, twenty-one years before death, a linear depression was found interrupting the continuity of the second frontal convolution in the opposite hemisphere. To these cases, which M. Bourdon quotes from M. Luys, a fourth is added, observed by M. Landouzy. This was a case of arrested development more

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